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Thursday, April 12, 2012

“Kayaking With Icebergs In Newfoundland"

A road less travelled.

You know what guys? I know what some are saying about “risk” and “risky” it grows old sometimes. When I think of the whitewater first descents done by the boys in that genre I sometimes shake my head and say, “wow, they must be crazy.” Then I think quickly, man I bet that was a rush though. Can you imagine anyone wanting to walk across Niagara falls on a tight-rope. Ever see those skydivers with wings on Youtube ? Can you imagine anyone skiing in wicked powder, off the main course in the backcountry, avalanche country, by themselves. Silly boys/gals!  I’m going south on Monday but I have absolutely no urge to dive with sharks with no cage. Now if there was a cage?????? Can you imagine anyone letting their  kid yacht around the world solo? Can you even picture someone wanting to cross the Atlantic ocean in a row boat? So I guess you kind-of-know what I’m getting at. You can have all the skill and knowledge in the world, and I really believe that is significant for a successful outcome, but let’s face it. If that shark wants to rip your friggin’ face off and you are not in a cage, well I hope you know a good surgeon. 

If you think you can out run an avalanche once you trigger it, I got a spare pair of poles you can borrow. Not to be snye with euphemisms  but what works for some does not necessarily work for others. Risk calculated or not is risk more sensibly to me is whether you accept it or not. If you do, enjoy, if not, forget about whatever you were thinking of. 

Tony giving a wider perspective and relative size indication of the bergs.

Man we have a rocky coast. ; 0


Tony said...

Good post Stan and well put. Exactly my thoughts on the subject. I see why you were up at the crack o' dawn to get the soft light in the last shot.

Tony :-)

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Yes Tony, just another one of those things we have to weigh as paddlers.

running4him said...

Wow, awesome pictures and point well made!! I am not at all super into kayaking like you, but I do it when I get the chance, summers mostly. Keep up the good work!! You are invited to check out or follow my blog anytime!! Have a great day!!!

Dee Stagg said...

These pictures are amazing. Do you sell them? My mom is from Harbour Mille and loves the pics from there from 2009. Great job!

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Yes ii do.'you can check out This is my photo site. You can contact me.

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

That should read Thanks for your interest and look forward to hearing from you.